A surprised Nikki King wins lifetime achievement award at CV Show

At this year’s CV Show at the NEC Birmingham, Trade Van Driver, the UK’s top van magazine for small business users, presented a ‘surprised’ Nikki King with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Initially, Nikki was led to believe that she was just observing the presentation of another award that was being given to Isuzu Motors Europe’s Chairman, Masayuki Murata, for Isuzu’s 3.5t Grafter truck. However, Trade Van Driver’s editor, Matthew Eisenegger sprung a pleasant surprise on Nikki by telling her that the 2013 Awards Panel also wished to recognise her own career achievements in the commercial vehicle industry with a separate award.

According to the judges, “Nikki is an extraordinarily charismatic businesswoman who has risen to the top of her profession, in a business sector traditionally dominated by men, through her sheer talent and determination. This award celebrates her achievements before her official retirement in August later this year.”

The editor of Trade Van Driver Matthew Eisenegger presented Nikki with her award, as part of a series of TVD 2013 Awards presented at the CV Show. Now in their second year, the TVD Awards are not only judged by journalists from the publication, but also by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their everyday business.

Commenting on this latest industry recognition, Nikki King said, “The presentation of this award definitely caught me unawares and the publication did well to keep me in the dark until the last minute. However, to be recognised by industry colleagues is extremely gratifying, and also very humbling; I genuinely would like to thank everyone at ‘Trade Van Driver’ as well as the judging panel for the award, which I will treasure in my retirement.”

Isuzu – A global strength Established almost a century ago Isuzu Motors Limited Japan is a world leading truck manufacturer. IML produces around 400 000 light to medium weight commercial vehicles, every year and its products are sold in a vast majority of countries throughout the world. The company is also a world-leader in diesel engine technology and manufactures around 1.5 million engines every year.

Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited was formed in 1996 and is now the wholly owned subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Japan. ITUK is a dedicated truck marketing and sales operation. ITUK currently directly employs 51 people and has just over 60 dealers in its strategically located nationwide network. All Isuzu truck products sold by ITUK are backed by a 3-year unlimited mileage warranty and the company’s industry-unique, award-winning, customer service programme CARE (Customer facing, Always listening, Reliable and trustworthy, Efficient and friendly).


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